Lesions in the epidermis consists of a blister (or bubble) filled with clear serous fluid. It can be of different sizes. They are commonly known as "skin bubbles”.

Water bubbles usually a result of second degree burns (also due to exposure to chemicals or extreme cold), but also as a result of friction or rubbing (the typical water bubbles that are formed on the foot in the case of unsuitable shoe). Their appearance can also be a sign of other diseases, like allergic reaction to drugs or substances of natural stinging (poison jellyfish), viral infections (Herpes simplex, shingles) and bacterial infections (impetigo).


What kind of diseases can be associated with water bubbles?

The following diseases may be associated with water bubbles:

  • Contact allergy
  • Herpes zoster
  • Herpes simplex
  • Impetigo
  • Whitlow
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Burns

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for water bubbles?

The diseases that are associated with the presence of blisters are many, so to determine what the appropriate remedy for resolution of the condition is it is important to understand what the base medical condition that underlies the condition is. Consulting with your doctor can help you get the correct diagnosis and treatment.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of water bubbles?

In case of burns or associated diseases that are diagnosed earlier (see list of associated diseases).